Activists Protesting Against Clean Chit To CJI Gogoi In Sexual Harassment Case Detained

Swarajya Staff

May 07, 2019, 02:30 PM | Updated 02:30 PM IST

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court, who had assembled to oppose the clean chit given to Chief Justice of India Gogoi in sexual harassment case were detained on Tuesday (7 May), reports Indian Express.

The protesters comprising of 52 women and three men took to twitter to claim that they were being shifted from the Supreme Court to the Mandi Marg police station.

Controversial lawyer Prashant Bhushan took to twitter to claim that the activists would only be released only on 'Higher orders'. The protesters included Annie Raja, Anjali Bhardwaj, Koninika Ray, Maya Rao, Gautam Mody, Nandini Rao and Nandini Sundar.

The in-house committee had yesterday (6 May) given the CJI a clean chit in the matter. It also announced that the investigation report which would not be made public.

The committee led by Justice S A Bobade concluded that there is no substance in the allegations made by the woman. The committee’s report would be submitted to the next senior judge competent to receive the report.

The inquiry was carried out in sittings over four days, out of which three were dedicated to the questioning and recording the statement of the woman who had complained.

Earlier, the woman who had accused the CJI walked out of the inquiry stating that she felt she was “not likely to get justice”. The CJI had also appeared before the committee.

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